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Video: New motor yacht arrives for Hobbs
Published 25/03/13



HOBBS of Henley has added a new motor yacht to its fleet.

The 10-ton vessel, named Jacqueline IV, was launched at the company’s boatyard in Wargrave Road on Wednesday. It will go on display at this weekend’s Henley and Wargrave Boat Show and will be available to hire from next month.

Click here to watch our exclusive video going behind the scenes to look at the new launch.

Manufactured by Linssen of Holland, it is 35ft long and made of steel rather than lighter fibreglass.This means it can be taken on the sea but customers will only be allowed to travel between Oxford and Teddington Lock.

The 230,000 boat sleeps six people in two double bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the living room. It will be available to hire for 2,500 a week during July and August but reserved for day bookings during Henley Royal Regatta and in the evening during the Henley Festival.

Although Hobbs operates a day hire service, this is the first time in almost 30 years that it has catered for holidaymakers.


Owner Jonathan Hobbs decided to buy Jacqueline IV after speaking to Linssen in December. Although the company chose the name, he decided to keep it as it is his mother’s name.

Mr Hobbs said: “You usually plan these things a couple of years in advance, so in boating terms this has all been very sudden but I’m confident that she will be a success for us.

“We’ve already taken our first few weeks’ bookings, which I’m very pleased about. I’m sure that once the weather picks up we’ll get even more interest.”

On Tuesday, the yacht was loaded on to a flatbed truck at Linssen’s headquarters in Maasbracht and driven to Henley on an overnight ferry. When it arrived, Hobbs’ engineers G-Mech Marine used a crane to hoisted it on to the Thames.

Published 25/03/13

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